Gate of Ivrel

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D A W Books, 1976 - Fiction - 191 pages
38 Reviews
Scattered about the galaxy were the time-space, gates of a vanished alien race. Long before the rise of the native civilizations, they had terrorized a hundred worlds--not from villainy but from folly. Now the task was to destroy their potency for mischief. This is the story of one such Gate.

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Review: Gate of Ivrel (Morgaine & Vanye #1)

User Review  - Douglas Field - Goodreads

Passive main characters were the main problem. The story was ponderous and just meandered until it reached enough pages and the author just ended it. There is little to the characters. The plot does not develop, it just is. The climax is not climactic. Read full review

Review: Gate of Ivrel (Morgaine & Vanye #1)

User Review  - William Leight - Goodreads

This early Cherryh novel lacks many of the elements of her more developed style, and though this means that, for instance, the complex intrigue of her best work is absent, it's replaced by a driving ... Read full review


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A multiple award-winning author of more than thirty novels, C. J. Cherryh received her B.A. in Latin from the University of Oklahoma, and then went on to earn a M.A. in Classics from Johns Hopkins University. Cherryh's novels, including Tripoint, Cyteen, and The Pride of Chanur, are famous for their knife-edge suspense and complex, realistic characters. Cherryh won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1977. She was also awarded the Hugo Award for her short story Cassandra in 1979, and the novels Downbelow Station in 1982 and Cyteen in 1989.

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